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Certified By The Guide wedding vendorsLooking for the best services for your East Bay wedding? We’ve got them right here. How do we know? We ask. And ask. And ask. The wedding photographers, caterers, videographers and so on that you find here have all been Certified By The Guide. That means we’ve asked dozens of people (other professionals who’ve worked with them and brides and grooms and mothers of the bride, etc.) for feedback on each one of them…and they passed with flying colors.

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Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that capture natural and candid moments, enabling their couples to relive their wedding day emotions time and time again. They truly understand the importa…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Gavin Farrington Photography Gavin Farrington Photography
It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even mo…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
Pretty Please Bakeshop Pretty Please Bakeshop
Pretty Please Bakeshop believes that two things are indispensable to a successful wedding cake: one, it must truly taste as fabulous as it looks, and two, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune! Bake…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Cakes
Stephanie Secrest Photography Stephanie Secrest Photography
Stephanie Secrest says, “You know those pictures you’ve seen of a co-worker’s wedding, and she looks really stiff and all the emotions look fake and forced? Almost painful? Yea&mdash…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Liberty Diamonds Liberty Diamonds
Family owned and operated since 1982, Liberty Diamonds prides themselves on their vast knowledge of diamonds and gemstones and personalized, friendly service. With their knowledgeable gemologists, ski…
Special Offers Real Weddings Irvine Jewelry and Gifts
Stacey & Company Stacey & Company
Stacey & Company offers wedding planning services ranging from day-of coordination to full-scale wedding planning and design.¬†They also can assist with rentals such as chairs, linens, lighting, e…
Special Offers Point Richmond Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Minister Maggie Minister Maggie
With a calm yet light-hearted presence, Minister Maggie performs both religious and non-denominational wedding and commitment ceremonies that express her couples’ spirituality, values and belief…
San Francisco Officiant
Amazáe Events Amazáe Events
Amazáe Events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, Amazáe fashions elegant events that …
Real Weddings San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Rikki Ward Photography Rikki Ward Photography
Rikki’s brides tell us that of all their wedding photos, none of the images felt “posed” or “contrived.” Rikki Ward knows how to capture the essence of the moment and the…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema is a full service portrait and wedding studio located in the SOMA district of San Francisco.  With over 20 years of professional experience, Kevin wins the confide…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Lexie Lazear Designs Lexie Lazear Designs
There isn’t a makeup look or hairstyle outside of Lexie Lazear’s capabilities. She specializes in classic, glamorous bridal makeup, excels in vintage and “retro-romantic” desig…
Special Offers Real Weddings Oakland Makeup and Hair
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For over 27 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of flowers, mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers in her designs. She’s been told she has the best eye f…
Real Weddings El Cerrito Flowers
Sidepocket Sidepocket
Sidepocket is a full-service wedding band, which means they do it all: dinner music, emcee, and lots of personal attention. They work closely with you to create the perfect wedding day, and of co…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
martinFILMS martinFILMS
With an easygoing and unobtrusive style, Martin Meyer takes the approach of a documentary filmmaker when capturing weddings. The resulting films are artistic and personal narratives of your wedding da…
Special Offers Oakland Videographer
Goodtime DJs and Karaoke Goodtime DJs and Karaoke
Mark and his staff provide full disc jockey and master of ceremony services, as well as assistance with reception planning. Karaoke and a singer are available, and if they don’t already have the…
Special Offers SF Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
True Confections True Confections
True Confections offers completely customized wedding cakes with a focus on local, seasonal, organic and sustainable products. They use only the highest quality ingredients—even adding safe, un…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes
Thomas Hughes Films Thomas Hughes Films
“When Courtney Cox and David Arquette hired Thomas Hughes Films to videotape their wedding, it was a real turning point for our company,” Thomas Hughes recalls. “When such a discern…
Special Offers San Francisco Videographer
Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California
If you’ve been to an Il Fornaio restaurant, you know they specialize in fresh, delicious, beautifully presented, authentic Italian cuisine. And the great news is that you can have that fabulousn…
Special Offers Multiple locations Caterer
National Gown Cleaners National Gown Cleaners
National Gown Cleaners offers cleaning, preservation and restoration services for bridal, christening, communion and social gowns. Their process begins with an incredibly thorough inspection of your g…
Special Offers Campbell Wedding Dresses and Accessories